LONDON: The most powerful and fastest SUV in the world, the Bentley Bentayga, will make its ice-driving debut in 2016 at Bentley’s flagship customer event, Power on Ice.
Power on Ice is an four-day experience on the frozen lakes of Finland that provides the opportunity to push a full range of Bentley cars to their limits. Running throughout February next year, guests will be among the first to explore the Bentayga’s capabilities in one of the most beautiful and challenging environments in the world.
Two days of ice driving training are provided by the Bentley Ice Driving Team led by four-time World Rally Champion and two-time ice-speed record holder, Juha Kankkunen – who personally designs each of the 10 ice tracks.
A range of Bentley models, including the brand’s performance flagship, the Continental GT3-R, will take on the challenging off-piste tracks. Thanks to their all-wheel-drive systems – and Bentley’s new Drive Dynamics Mode with optional Responsive Off-Road Setting in the case of Bentayga – each of the models is able to adjust the distribution of power between front and rear wheels depending on available traction, ensuring optimal grip is delivered.
The home of the event will be the unique Chalet Ruka Peak. Participants will be served evening meals featuring contemporary Finnish cuisine and a traditional smoke sauna will afford guests time to unwind after an adrenaline-fuelled day. The programme also includes night time husky-sled safaris to a reindeer farm.
Guests can select from a range of accommodation, with prices starting from €11,900 (RM56,255) per person.